The Brother Brothers deliver ‘The January Album’


The Brother Brothers deliver 'The January Album'

(MPG) Indie folk duo The Brother Brothers have released their new album The January Album. Produced by Bridget Kearney of Lake Street Dive, The January Album was written in early 2021 and captures the intimate world around them while subtly illustrating the deep well of the human experience that was brought into sharp focus at the time. The brothers describe it as “an ode to the time when we had time to take time.”

“This is our most collaborative effort yet,” the brothers said. “The fact that we wrote so many of these songs together and deliberately arranged them together makes us feel like we’ve finally arrived at our ‘sound!’ have arrived.”

The January Album, consisting of identical twins Adam Moss (violin, vocals) and David Moss (guitar, vocals), is the duo’s fourth studio album and the follow-up to 2021’s Calla Lily. Aptly named after the month-long recording in January 2021, they stated: “Almost all the songs were written in New York during those first few months of the Covid lockdown and tumultuous police protests in the city. It was important to capture the spirit of the times, but also just as important to in music.” And they don’t live there. It’s an album that captures the intimate world around them while subtly illustrating the deep well of human experience that the pandemic has brought into sharp relief.

This new reality and eventual departure from their Brooklyn homes led them to their newest recording venture at Montrose Studios in Richmond, VA. With producer and bassist Kearney, drummer John Fatum (Sarah Jarosz, Jacksonport, Bella White) and the technical magic of Phil Weinrobe (Damian Rice, Feist, Big Thief), eight people locked themselves in a farmhouse next to the studio and enjoyed fellowship during recording it.

The brothers began teasing new music at the beginning of the year with the lead single “The Illinois River Song,” a song that showcases a new sonic direction for the brothers about their home state of Illinois, a river town in the Midwest. It was followed by the official video for “Lonesome,” the album opener that explores what they call “the conceptual passage of time through the varied lenses we have as humans,” and “Brown Dog,” a playful track that muses on social media. and our dependence on phones and devices to pass the time.

The January Album as a whole is a beautiful distillation of the American spirit in its modern form. The Brother Brothers have a unique view of the world. They’ve visited seemingly every nook and cranny of the US, and they’ve taken those experiences to heart. Each song is a lesson, an experience and a look at ourselves, our past and our future.

01) Lonely
02) Brown dog
03) The Illinois River Song
04) Supermoon
05) Ranch Road 12
06) Comes and goes
07) Most of all
08) Cedar branch
09) Be my bartender
10) Dear Jan
11) Friend in hand
12) Morgantown

Travel dates:
04/20 – Norman, OK @ The Depot
04/21 – Hesston, KS @ Prairie Window Concert Series at Deck Arboretum
04/23 – Lawrence, KS @ Lied Center of Kansas
05/29 – Boulder, CO @ eTown Hall (with Sarah Jarosz)
29/08 – Ermelo, NL @ In De Rimboe
31/08 – Maastricht, NL @ Bruis
09/03 – Hove, UK @ The Brunswick
09/04 – Huddersfield, UK @ Parish
09/05 – Bliston, UK @ The Robin
09/06 – Liverpool, UK @ Outpost
09/07 – Filey, UK @ Filey Americana
09/08 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug & Pint
09/09 – London, UK @ The Slaughtered Lamb
09/12 – Hamburg, DE @ Nochtwache
09/13 – Odense, DK @ Nashville Nights
14/09 – Gothenburg, SWE @ Heartland Country Club
09/15 – Stockholm, SWE @ Bar Brooklyn
16/09 – Kristanstad, SWE @ Kulturkvarteret

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